Scott Berkun – Mindfire

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Scott Berkun wrote 1,500+ essays on various topics, before compiling 30 of them in Mindfire – Big Ideas for Curious Minds. Though the originals were published over a timespan of more than 10 years, they were rewritten to their Mindfire’s version. You’ll learn to find passion, think free, manage time, pay attention and more. Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation and Confessions of a Public Speaker. His work has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, NPR and in The New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, The Washington Post, Wired, and other media. “You are smart enough to buy books for better reasons than a famous person you don’t know saying you should. If you’re not, you will be after you read this.” marks both the cover and the content: humor, insight, curious, creativity meets practice, economy struggles with biology. Why do you think and act? What’s the role of social pressure? What’s behind the attention economy? Who said you can’t foster creativity? Learn from your mistakes, look beyond the great ideas, Artists and Inventors. Behold their persistence, their endless working hours en yield from combining the unusual. Should you be popular or good? Berkuns teaches about passion, bullshit detection and why you must lead or follow. How to give and receive criticism, to keep your mouth shut and better have a strawman for everything. Call it lifehacks, lessons from a fellow blogger, sparks of verbal creativity. Some essays are stronger than others. Berkun’s is honest on that in the epilogue. Not all essays in a compilations will be liked by everyone. Think and act: buy this book, borrow it and buy yourself another book. That’s the influence of book reviews 😉

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